New Quick Win: Five Tips for Making Recipe Reels on Instagram

Hello friends! It is a wonderful day in Food Blogger Pro land!

We have a brand-new Quick Win for you today all about Tips for Making Recipe Reels on Instagram! ๐ŸŽฅ

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Have you heard? Video is having a real โœจ moment โœจ on social media right now, and Instagram Reels are a beginner-friendly way to experiment with recipe video content.

Because Reels are still relatively new, Instagram seems to be favoring original Reels in its algorithm, which can help you reach a new audience, grow your following, and improve engagement.

This is the first Food Blogger Pro course from yours truly (Emily ๐Ÿ‘‹) and I hope you’ll learn a ton of practical information that you can start using ASAP!

Screenshot of an Instagram Reel

In this Quick Win, youโ€™ll learn:

  • Tips for setting up to film a recipe Reel
  • Lots of Reel ideas for food bloggers
  • More about recipe Reel audio (voiceovers, music, and cooking sounds, oh my!)
  • How and why to customize your Reel cover
  • The tools you need to film and edit Reels
  • Some bonus rapid-fire tips
  • And more!

While this course is primarily about Reels, most of these tips can be applied to other platforms, like TikTok or Facebook, and you can always repost your videos across platforms, too.

Check out the full Quick Win for yourself here.

Want to learn more about Reels?

๐ŸŽ‰ As a reminder, Food Blogger Pro courses and tools are available for all Food Blogger Pro members. If you used to be a member, you can rejoin by following these instructions. If youโ€™re not a member, you can join and get instant access to this course, as well as all of our other courses for food bloggers, today! ๐ŸŽ‰

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  1. Thanks so much for this helpful post and video. Iโ€™ve been wanting to make a reel for a while, but it still feels pretty intimidating. Is there somewhere I can go to watch someone in the process of making an overhead video? It seems like I am always fighting with my tripod, and I just donโ€™t understand how to position the setup so that the tripod is not in my way. Thanks!

    1. You’ve got this, Katelyn! Don’t put too much pressure on yourself when shooting Reels — you can start out simple and go from there. For my Reels, I shoot using my iPhone, and I oftentimes just hold my phone to shoot clips, or I even balance my phone in my kitchen cabinet for overhead shots!

      If you haven’t checked it out yet, we chat a bit about tripods in this lesson:

      I hope that helps! ๐Ÿ˜Š

      1. Thank you! One of the reasons I have been hesitant is that the lighting in my kitchen is very bad. Iโ€™m hoping some different light bulbs may help. You are right. I need to just start doing it and worry about making it better later. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!